Marine Mammal Commission

2003 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Please note that a complete list of the 2003 Commission letters and agency responses can be found in Appendix A of the Commission’s 2003 Annual Report.

 

Possible review of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application instructions for scientific research and enhancement permits

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Process of obtaining scientific research permits

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Implementation of the incidental take regime

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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North Atlantic right whale critical habitat boundaries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Review of 2003 draft stock assessment reports

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Review of Florida listing criteria for species that are endangered, threatened, or of special concern and of manatee status

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Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission

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Release of stranded pilot whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit applications

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Zero Mortality Rate Goal

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on clean-up of Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii

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U.S. Coast Guard

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Reducing incidental deaths of large whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plan

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Ship Strike Reduction Strategy

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on proposed manatee refuges

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Comments on the increasing frequency with which marine mammals are being subjected to taking by harassment through directed human-marine mammal interactions

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Standard 1 guidelines for U.S. fisheries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed listing of killer whale stocks as depleted

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the proposed marine reserves in the state waters around Hawaii

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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

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Expansion of critical habitat boundaries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Rulemaking regarding the List of Fisheries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Incidental taking of Florida manatees

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Biopsy sampling of North Atlantic right whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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